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Meet the chiefs: The women leading Philly’s public interest law organizations people

Mar. 6, 2018 12:54 pm

Meet the chiefs: The women leading Philly’s public interest law organizations

How the heads of four legal nonprofits turned their monthly breakfast meetings into a professional development group funded by The Philadelphia Foundation.
It’s ‘Philadelphia’s constitutional right to refuse to enforce federal immigration law’ purpose

Mar. 28, 2017 12:32 pm

It’s ‘Philadelphia’s constitutional right to refuse to enforce federal immigration law’

Labor and employment attorney Matthew Fontana defends the legality of Philly's sanctuary city status.
‘We don’t need volunteers, we need badass allies’ method

Feb. 27, 2017 12:59 pm

‘We don’t need volunteers, we need badass allies’

At the first convening of Take Action Philly, members of the legal community discussed the actions lawyers can take now to help immigrants and refugees — and what the rest of us can do to help.
This young lawyer is expunging records and fighting wage theft in Kensington people

Feb. 14, 2017 4:13 pm

This young lawyer is expunging records and fighting wage theft in Kensington

Seth Lyons is a Community Legal Services fellow providing employment-related services at Congreso de Latinos Unidos.
Why Sara Woods is leaving Philadelphia VIP for the education world people

Feb. 13, 2017 12:30 pm

Why Sara Woods is leaving Philadelphia VIP for the education world

Woods is taking over at college access and success nonprofit Philadelphia Futures. In her "Moving On" interview, she discusses her "come with me" leadership style and best practices for volunteer retention.
10 things you should know about reentry in Philadelphia purpose

Jan. 31, 2017 12:41 pm

10 things you should know about reentry in Philadelphia

The people, facts and figures — and why it's a good thing there's no “face of reentry” in Philly.
Keir Bradford-Grey was mulling a run for district attorney people

Jan. 18, 2017 11:30 am

Keir Bradford-Grey was mulling a run for district attorney

Philly's public defender was courted by billionaire George Soros, but decided against making a run for office.
How this federal ‘family only’ prison policy is playing out in Philly purpose

Dec. 13, 2016 8:08 am

How this federal ‘family only’ prison policy is playing out in Philly

Prison visits are proven to reduce recidivism rates, but a new federal policy is keeping inmates from their loved ones. Philly criminal defense attorney Dana Bazelon explains how for Vox.
Bill Cobb is now on the board of the Defender Association people

Dec. 12, 2016 10:25 am

Bill Cobb is now on the board of the Defender Association

The nonprofit founder brings important perspective as a reentrant and advocate for the rights of returning citizens.
This Penn professor wants nonprofits to knock on academia’s door people

Nov. 11, 2016 12:57 pm

This Penn professor wants nonprofits to knock on academia’s door

Fernando Chang-Muy encourages his law and social work students to get their hands dirty by engaging with the nonprofits and policymakers doing the work they're studying. It's a win-win-win situation, he says.

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